Mac users? A Forum question...

Joined
Sep 11, 2006
Messages
2,029
Location
N/W of Chicago
I'm a new Mac owner. I can't figure this thing out to save my life!
Does anyone know of a decent Mac Forum, like here where they can tolerate really simple Newbie questions?
TIA

Jim
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2008
Messages
4,818
Location
Chgo/Glenview. my heart, New Mexico
I'm a new Mac owner. I can't figure this thing out to save my life!
Does anyone know of a decent Mac Forum, like here where they can tolerate really simple Newbie questions?
TIA

Jim

have you tried the apple site itself? When I was working on my web page I got tons of help right there. I can probably help with most newbie questions or steer you to some sites or very good books.
glenn
 

PGB

Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Messages
7,986
I'm a new Mac owner. I can't figure this thing out to save my life!
Does anyone know of a decent Mac Forum, like here where they can tolerate really simple Newbie questions?
TIA

Jim

Jim,

I hung out at macosg.com.

They have a lot of sticky's on that forum and just reading those got me going. It took me about two days to really grasp it and now i've got it.

After spending most of my computer time with Microsoft for so long it was difficult at first but it was all me. I was trying to make it harder than it really was and is.

You'll do fine!

I love both platforms for various reasons and employ both in my personal and business environments.

Cheers,
 
Joined
Mar 4, 2006
Messages
4,830
Location
Newcastle, Wa
Ok... I gotta ask, I thought Mac's were supposed to be easy to use??? :wink::wink: :smile:
 
Joined
Sep 27, 2007
Messages
1,144
Location
Las Vegas
Get the David Pogue book. It's called The Missing Manual. Make sure you get the correct one for the version of operating system you are using. If it's a new mac, you want the one made for OS X 10.5 Leopard.

As for a good online site probably the best one is called macosg.com. There's a bunch of great people there. Very friendly and VERY knowledgable.

The mac is pretty intuitive, but it is very different from a pc and windows. You'll have to unlearn the backwards, unpside, inverted ways of windows. But you'll get it don't worry.

www.macosg.com
 
Apple has long since moved away from the one-button mouse days.....the Mighty Mouse has plenty of buttons and a scroll wheel in an elegant, sleek little package. When I bought my first Mac it came with the one-button mouse, which frustrated me no end. I promptly started using my old Explorer Intellimouse until a few weeks later Apple introduced their first Mighty Mouse. I snapped one up immediately. Since then Apple has brought out a wireless MM, which is what I now use.
 
Joined
Apr 23, 2008
Messages
1,005
Location
STL
lol @ haters of the mouse not knowing what they're talking about


the mighty mouse is smart, it has one button that functions as a two button mouse based on which side you press (not side buttons, but which part of the top button you put more pressure on)
 
Joined
Dec 4, 2006
Messages
305
Location
Beautiful Upstate New York
Jim,
Using a Mac has changed my life for the better!
Yes, Mac Owners Group www.macosg.com is a really great place to ask all and any type of questions. They're a great bunch, kind of like this group. In fact, someone there suggested I try Nikon Cafe.
Which Mac did you get?
Have fun with your Mac!
 
Joined
Feb 7, 2005
Messages
1,027
Location
Annandale, VA
Macosg.com. I switched in May 2006 and have never looked back. It's strange, especially finder, but you can download a two frame file manager "muCommander" and things will seem more normal.
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom